HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 c788W
Captain COOTE

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state the amount of the 1918 hay crop held in Great Britain at present by the Army Forage Department and the amount of the 1919 crop it is estimated will be required by the same Department?


The approximate quantity of 1918 crop hay held in Great Britain by the Department referred to is 100,000 tons. According to present intentions the Army Forage Department will cease to operate with the clearing up of the 1918 crop.

Captain COOTE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture Whether in view of the shortage of this year's hay crop, he will consider the desirability of controlling the price of hay?


I have been asked to reply. I can add nothing to the answer given on this subject by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade on the 5th June, except to say that the matter is under review.